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University Seminar

University Seminar is a course designed to help meet transitional needs of new Texas State University students. The course encourages reflection upon the value and nature of a university education, as well as helping students to develop strategies for life-long learning. Course content includes class discussion, student participation, and involvement in the university community. University departments, speakers, and events are commonly used resources for US 1100.


2018-2019 Common Reading Book

As part of the Common Experience, we provide all new first-year students with a Common Reading book related to the year's theme. Students and faculty discuss the book in University Seminar classes. Our 2018-2019 Common Experience theme is Innovation.

The Runaway Species
How Human Creativity Remakes the World

by Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman


New York: Catapult, 2017
Paperback edition, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-948226-03-5
296 pages